Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed shock at the demise of the Lady Captain, Ibadan Golf Club (IGC), Ms Folashade Oni.
Oni, 41, died on Monday in Ibadan and her remains had been laid to rest on Thursday at the All Saints Church Cemetery, Ido, Ibadan.
The governor who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Seun Fakorede at the service of songs held at the IGC, said that words cannot be used to express the untimely exit of the Lady Captain.
“The exit of Shade Oni is very painful and sorrowful indeed especially, people said good about her. It shows that she performed her duty the way it was supposed to be done. She’s loved by her colleagues and those who are working here at the club.
“We pray God to grant her soul eternal rest and give those that she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
“My principal, [Governor Makinde] has sent in his condolence especially to the family of the deceased and golf family across the globe,” Fakorede said.
Also, IGC captain, Col. Ade Sunmonu (retd) in his remarks described the deceased as a lovely, obedient, independent-minded and hardworking lady.
He said it’s very unfortunate that the change she planned to bring about in the Lady section, she was able to do that and left halfway but overall she did so well.
“She used to meet me for advice on how to move the Lady section forward and she was always willing to listen.”
In his remarks, second vice-captain of IGC, Ola Ibironke (Dudu Heritage) said Shade Oni was the most natural human being he had ever met saying: “She was always determined to pursue whatever she believed in.”
Meanwhile, a ceremonial tee-off was held shortly after the service of songs in honour of the deceased golfer.